Setting John Hinckley free is a dangerous decision
What we have here is another case of a whacked out judge that should not be in the position of power he is in and a psycho that claims he was a psycho when he attempted to kill President Ronald Ragen in 1981.
The whacked out judge, in this case is Judge Paul L. Friedman; his beneficiary in this tale of injustice is John Hinkey. In my estimation, they are both nuts and belong in a padded cell. Let’s not forget the severity of his crime.
On March 30, 1981, Hinckley was lying-in-wait outside the Washington Hilton Hotel armed with a fully loaded .22 caliber Rohm RG-14 revolver with exploding “Devastator” bullets. As President Reagan emerged, Hinckley fired six shots in rapid succession. Police officer Thomas Delahanty and Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy were shot in the back and chest, respectively. Press Secretary James Brady was shot in the head, critically wounded. He suffered severe brain damage.
Naturally; like all good ambulance chasers, Hinkley’s guy came up with an insanity plea and got his client off by serving time in a nuts house instead of in prison.
On June 21, 1982, the sympathetic/mislead (no PC-ers at the time) jury returned its verdict of “not guilty by reason of insanity” on all 13 criminal charges against the nut case.
For the next 34 years, at the expense of the taxpayers, John Hinkley who shot our president in the heart, severely wounded Brady in the head and shot two secret service agents, got to live a life of luxury because of the lax/liberal laws of the land.
If Hinkley would have spent the rest of his life in the slams, it may have been partial justice for his crime but the other day this dishonorable Judge Friedman, opened the doors let this guy out to roam the streets again.
Judge Jean Boyd in the AFFLUENZA case. They look like brother and sister. I always ask myself; what if the crime affected their family member??? Maybe they should hook up so they can exchange their tales of stupidity.
There should be a special prison for all the judges that are either paid off or make ridiculous decisions. Where the hell is their common-sense? They have none. Why go through the time and expense of having a trial?? Slap them on their wrist and send them on their way to commit other crimes.
My contention has always has been; what do we do with a mad dog? Put a needle in them and send them to the big dog house in the sky. In the cases of human beings at are found guilty by reason of insanity, depending on the severity of the crime, they should either be put to sleep, or incarcerated for the rest of their lives with no chance of early release.
Follow-up after Release of Insanity Acquittees, Mentally Disordered Offenders, and Convicted Felons Stuart B. Silver, MD; Marcia I. Cohen, MCP; and Michael K. Spodak, MD
The authors compared 127 insanity acquittees in the state of Maryland with a matched prisoner control group of 127 convicted felons and a comparison group of 135 mentally disordered prisoners transferred for hospital treatment. Subjects were followed from five to 17 years after discharge from hospital or release from prison. Subsequent arrests, hospitalizations, employment, and functioning of these large cohorts were studied and compared. The study focused on outcome data at five years after release. The authors found that, at five years post release, 54.3 percent of the insanity acquittees, 65.4 percent of the prisoner control group, and 73.3 percent of the mentally disordered prison transfers were rearrested. At 17 years post release, rearrest rates increased to 65.8 percent of the insanity acquittees, 75.4 percent of the prisoner controls, and 78.4 percent of the prison transfers.
I would assume that with recidivism numbers like that the justice system would take a better look at who they believe qualifies for the insanity plea and who doesn’t. To start with, all people that commit serious crimes are nut cases in some manner.
I would wager that at least 50% of the people that plead insanity and are found not guilty by reason of insanity are as competent as most people walking the streets.
Just like the situations where the president and governors have the authority to grant early releases to prisoners. These people have too much power.
Crime in America.Net-Updated in November of 2014 and July of 2016.
Federal Offender Recidivism-June of 2016
Of the nearly 43,000 federal offenders who were placed on federal community supervision in 2005, an estimated 43 percent were arrested at least once within five years of their placement per the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
I can’t figure out if it is an ego/power thing with the Keepers of the Key or some other motives ($$$$$$) hidden behind closed doors we don’t know about
How do the authorities explain to the victims of the families involved their justification for their poor decision making?? They DON’T.
Chances are, we have not heard the last of John Hinkley.